[WotC] Mission Overhaul: Mercury
This mod makes some dramatic changes to four missions: Protect the Device, Extract VIP, Neutralize Target, and Rescue VIP. See the features below for more information.
Mission Overhaul – Core is REQUIRED as this mod uses logic from the universal subsystems that are contained in that mod.
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PROTECT THE DEVICE \
- Mission is now wave defense.
- Introducing a new feature to the mission: TurretFall Sitrep. If you built the Defense Matrix, you can skydrop a turret to a location. You only have two charges for the whole squad (4 if you bought the facility upgrade), so make them count!
- You have 5 turns to prepare defenses against the onslaught of Alien and ADVENT reinforcements dropping in.
- After 5 turns, you must defend the device for 5/7/8/9 turns [Rookie, Veteran, Commander, Legend, respectively] while more reinforcements drop in the vicinity of the device.
- After the device is finished, you can either leave or sweep the area of hostiles to finish the mission.
- The number of reinforcements drop is 2 on the next turn, and 1 more on the turn after. If the max number of units in the field is more than 5, then the reinforcements stop dropping.
RESCUE VIP \
- Timers are no longer hard-timers, meaning that if the clock hits 0, you don’t lose the mission!
- At 0, infinite reinforcements will drop near the Evac zone and attempt to kill you or the VIP.
- Occasionally there will be a lull in their reinforcements, allowing you to escape. Failure to escape will make even more reinforcements appear.
- None so far.
- Fix some bugs, if any.
- The Mission Overhaul packs.
- It should work right out of the box, regardless of your mod setup.
Q: I hate this part of mission where X. I demand you change it!
A: Sorry, but this mission stays. I’m not rewriting the entire mission since it takes forever to do.
Q: What is this mission overhaul that you mentioned?
A: Coming soon!
Q: Is it safe to add this mod in the middle of a campaign?
A: Yes! You can add it mid campaign with little to no issues. Do not however, enable it during a tactical mission, as that could cause unexpected bugs, not limited to a CTD!
Q: Vanilla version?
A: Not really, no.
- E3245 for editing the mission logic for the missions listed above in features.
- Iridar for implementing the Turret Drop ability + visualization.
- Numralan, of the Deployable Turrets mod, for inspiration for TurretFall.
Release ver: 1.013:
- Protect the Device: Rewrote code that regenerates the mission properly instead of using old data if FL is lower than 7
These DLC should be installed in order to use this item.
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